Current Affairs Quiz: May 26, 2018

Current Affairs 26 May 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which among the given entities has launched its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled chatbot named “DIA on Google Assistant?
    A) Cholamandalam MS
    B) Bajaj Allianz
    C) Apollo Munich
    D) HDFC ERGO
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    General insurance company HDFC ERGO launched its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled chatbot “DIA”on Google Assistant to enable users to access the service through Google’s home device. With DIA, the company aims to provide instant solutions to user queries related to general insurance through a simple voice command — “Ok Google, Talk to HDFC ERGO”.
  2. PM Modi was on visit to Jharkhand where he laid foundation stones of various developmental projects. The total cost of the projects is ___________
    A) Rs 32,000 crore
    B) Rs 16,000 crore
    C) Rs 27,000 crore
    D) Rs 22,000 crore
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 25 laid the foundation stones for developmental projects worth Rs 27,000 crore from Sindri in Dhanbad, Jharkhand. During his visit to the state, PM laid the foundation stone of various projects of Central and state governments, including Ranchi City Gas Distribution Project, All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Deoghar, development of Deoghar Airport and revival of Sindri Fertilizer Project.
  3. Eminent humour writer Vinod Bhatt died recently. He hailed from which state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Gujarat
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Bihar
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Eminent Gujarati writer and humourist Vinod Bhatt died following a prolonged illness. He was 80. Bhatt’s body was donated to a city hospital for medical research study as per his wish.
  4. What is the rank of India in 2018 World Competitiveness Ranking by International Institute for Management Development (IMD)?
    A) 44
    B) 32
    C) 28
    D) 51
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    India has moved one notch higher, to the 44th place in the 2018 World Competitiveness Ranking compiled by International Institute for Management Development (IMD). It is ranked the 12th most competitive economy out of the 14 Asian countries on the list.The top five most competitive economies in the world in the IMD ranking 2018 includes United States, Hong Kong, Singapore, Netherlands and Switzerland respectively.
  5. Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Press Council of India (PCI)?
    A) Markandey Katju
    B) J R Mudholkar
    C) C K Prasad
    D) R S Sarkaria
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Former Supreme Court judge Chandramauli Kumar Prasad has been appointed the chairman of the Press Council of India (PCI) for a second term. Prasad headed the media watchdog for three years from November 2014. He had succeeded Justice Markanday Katju.
  6. What is the rank of India in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare according to Global Burden of Disease study of The Lancet?
    A) 138
    B) 145
    C) 112
    D) 126
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    India ranks 145th among 195 countries in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare, as assessed in a Global Burden of Disease study published in The Lancet behind its neighbours like China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. The global average HAQ score was 54.4. Iceland and Norway top the list with a HAQ score of 97 each.
  7. Who among the given has been selected for the 2018 Mark Twain Prize?
    A) Carol Burnett
    B) Bill Murray
    C) Ellen DeGeneres
    D) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been named to be with the 2018 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, an award given to the world’s greatest humorists.
  8. The Union cabinet has approved an ordinance for the establishment of India’s first national sports University in which state?
    A) Manipur
    B) Sikkim
    C) Assam
    D) Meghalaya
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance to set up the India’s first national sports University in Manipur. The ordinance will be on the lines of the bill introduced in Lok Sabha in August, 2017.The Manipur government has already allocated land for the proposed university.
  9. Who among the following has recently created history by becoming the youngest person in the world to scale 6 mountain peaks over 8,000 metres?
    A) Naseeb Puri
    B) Arjun Vajpai
    C) Malavath Purna
    D) Krushnaa Patil
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian mountaineer Arjun Vajpai this week became the youngest person in the world to scale six peaks over 8,000 metres when he summited the treacherous Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. 24 year old Vajpai, who took to climbing at the early age of 10, has so far scaled Mount Everest (8,848 mtr) in 2010, Mt Manaslu (8,163 mtr) and Mt Lhotse (8,516 mtr) in 2011, Mt Makalu (8,486 mtr) and Mt Cho Oyu (8,201 mtr) in 2016, according to the Himalayan Database, a record keeper of mountaineering feats. Chhang Dawa Sherpa of Nepal so far holds the record of being the youngest climber of all 14 peaks at the age of 30.
  10. Name the body which has launched a ‘Data Visualisation App’ to monitor education system of India?
    A) UNESCO
    B) USAID
    C) UNICEF
    D) OECD
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The UNICEF has launched a ‘data visualisation app’ which provides a user-friendly visual representation of complex analytics of the education scenario in the country. The app has been made with technical inputs from the UNICEF, in collaboration with the National Institute of Education Planning and Administration (NIEPA) and the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT). The App can be used as a visual tool by policy makers, senior government officials, academia, and researchers to address gaps and monitor programmes in the field of education.
  11. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation-Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (SCO-RATS) meeting was held recently in which of the given countries for the first time ever?
    A) Uzbekistan
    B) Russia
    C) India
    D) Pakistan
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Pakistan hosted the three-day Shanghai Cooperation Organisation-Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (SCO-RATS) meeting in Islamabad. This is the first time that Pakistan hosted the meeting ever since the country became a member of SCO in June 2017.
  12. The Indian government has extended the tenure of incumbent CBDT Chairman further by one year. Name the Chairman.
    A) Ajay Tyagi
    B) Sushil Chandra
    C) N.K. Singh
    D) Dipak Misra
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved extension in re-employment of the current Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Shri Sushil Chandra for a further period of one year i.e. up to May 31, 2019.
  13. Which Indian state has launched Niddan, a new software to detect, control and monitor various diseases and ailments?
    A) Rajasthan
    B) Haryana
    C) West Bengal
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Rajasthan government has come up with a new software named ‘Nidaan’ for presumptive diagnosis and monitoring of seasonal and non-communicable diseases as well as the trends of ailments found in the specific areas. The software would help strengthen tele-medicine services in the government hospitals of the state as well as formulation of specific action plans for control of diseases.
  14. Name the first female mountaineer who has created the world record of scaling three highest mountains peaks of the world in a single season within 25 days?
    A) Rojita Buddhacharya
    B) Shivangi Pathak
    C) Deeya Bajaj
    D) Nima Jangmu Sherpa
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Nima Jangmu Sherpa, a Nepali woman created a world record by scaling three highest mountains in a single climbing season. The 28 year old Nima Jangmu has become only woman in the world to climb three highest peaks in Nepal above 8,000 meters in one season within 25 days. She had successfully scaled Mt Everest on May 14 and Mt Lhotse on April 29 and her historic ascent on Mt Kanchenjunga, third highest peak of the world on May 23.
  15. PM Modi jointly with Bangladesh’s PM Sheikh Hasina has unveiled Bangladesh Bhavan in which Indian state as a symbol of warm bilateral ties among the two nations?
    A) Telangana
    B) West Bengal
    C) Assam
    D) Himachal Pradesh
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the Bangladesh Bhavan at Vishwa Bharti University, Santiniketan, West Bengal. The inauguration of Bangladesh Bhavan in Indian University symbolically highlights the warm bilateral cultural ties between the two countries. It has been built at a cost of Rs. 25 crores
  16. The WHO has declared which country as the first nation of South-East Asia region to eliminate Trachoma?
    A) Japan
    B) Malaysia
    C) Nepal
    D) Myanmar
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Nepal has become the first country in south-east Asia region to eliminate trachoma, world’s leading cause of preventable blindness of infectious origin. Trachoma was the second leading cause of preventable blindness in the Himalayan nation in the 1980s.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Trachoma is an infectious disease affecting_______
    A) Liver
    B) Eyes
    C) Lungs
    D) Skin
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Trachoma is a contagious bacterial infection which affects the conjunctival covering of the eye, the cornea, and the eyelids. 
  2. How many mountain peaks are there in the world spanning above 8,000 metres?
    A) 14
    B) 9
    C) 11
    D) 6
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    There are 14 mountains over 8,000 metres (26,247 ft) and are often referred to as the Eight-thousanders. All are located in the two highest mountain ranges in the world, the Himalayas and the Karakoram.
  3. How many countries are members of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)?
    A) 5
    B) 6
    C) 7
    D) 8
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan.
  4. Name the President of UNICEF.
    A) Abdulqawi Yusuf
    B) Audrey Azoulay
    C) Tore Hattrem
    D) Joanna Wronecka
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Headquarter-New York
    Founded-11 December 1946

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